Off Duty is a short story by the highly acclaimed crime thriller writer, Zoë Sharp. Published in e-format as part of the FOX FIVE short story collection, it features her ex-Special Forces soldier turned self-defence expert and bodyguard, Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox.
Off Duty finds Charlie taking time away from close protection after injury. She still finds trouble, even in an out-of-season health spa in the Catskill Mountains.
Praise for Zoë Sharp and Charlie Fox:
‘This five-pack collection of short stories [FOX FIVE] is about as good as it gets in the crime thriller genre. Protagonist Charlie Fox is a truly memorable – not to mention formidable – heroine. Author Sharp writes cleanly, cleverly, and convincingly.’ Wayne D Dundee, author of the Joe Hannibal series
‘Highly recommended.’ Gloria Feit, Crimespree magazine
‘This tension-filled and suspenseful collection is a thrilling read that will have you clamouring for more.’ Dru Ann Love, GoodReads.com
‘Ill-tempered, aggressive and borderline psychotic, Fox is also compassionate, introspective and highly principled: arguably one of the most enigmatic - and coolest - heroines in contemporary genre fiction.’ Paul Goat Allen, Chicago Tribune
‘If you don't like Zoë Sharp there's something wrong with you. Go and live in a cave and get the hell out of my gene pool! There are few writers who go right to the top of my TBR pile - Zoë Sharp is one of them.’ Stuart MacBride
‘Anyone with a brain wants Charlie Fox for the girl next door. Funny, compassionate, and with moves that can - and do - kill, Charlie is the indelible creation of the remarkable Zoë Sharp.’ Gayle Lynds
Zoë Sharp's work has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Barry (twice), Benjamin Franklin, and Macavity Awards in the United States, as well as two Dagger Awards by the Crime Writers' Association.